Above The Noise

How Much Influence Do Lobbyists Have In U.S. Politics?

Season 7 Episode 2 | 8m 43s | Video has closed captioning.

Lobbyists get paid to convince lawmakers to pass or oppose laws and other policies on behalf of their clients. Lobbying is protected by the First Amendment, and anyone can do it. In reality, 95% of lobbying in the United States is done on behalf of big business. But not all lobbying is about money. Other "currency" includes relationships and connections. How much influence do lobbyists have?

Aired: 11/03/22

Rating: NR


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Above The Noise is a local public television program presented by KQED.